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The Trouble With Templeton


Thu 31 Oct 2013, 8:00pm

Where: The Small Ballroom, 48 Watt Street, Newcastle CBD, Hunter Region

Restrictions: 18+

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Doors open: 8pm


In April 2011 Thomas Calder (second from left) at age 20, gathered all the gear he could find and recorded a mini-album called “Bleeders” in his Brisbane home. It took all of 2 ½ weeks. Even the most cursory airing of Thomas Calder’s striking debut will leave the listener with no doubt: this boy is special.

It was a beautiful 12 month build for Thomas, with more and more loving & positive reactions from all over Australia every day, from fans, press & blogs alike. “I Wrote A Novel” was played on Triple J & community radio nationally early in 2012, with the song reaching #8 on the Australian Independent Radio Chart, Thomas was a finalist in the International Songwiting Competition, his beautiful videos (made by he and his brother Josh Calder) had a huge response from blogs worldwide & National TV play here, and he toured extensively.

In June 2012 the act underwent a spectacular transformation – they became an EPIC, CLEVER, STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL & POWERFUL 5 PIECE BAND. The new, exceptionally talented band members know how to compliment and build on Thomas’ voice and songwriting skills perfectly. The band have been most often drawing comparisons to the likes of Radiohead, The National and Elbow, but really have a very unique sound of their own.

The first single to showcase the band’s new sound is “Six Months In A Cast”, so far ITunes Single of the Week in Aus & NZ, Top 10 Triple J Airplay, #4 on Independent Radio Chart, to be serviced in the US in Jan 2013. They recently headlined the exclusive Communion Music Night in Melbourne, played Harvest Festival (Grizzly Bear, Sigur Ros & Beck) & legendary Falls Festival, VIC (Flaming Lips, Hot Chip).

The Trouble With Templeton have toured with some of Australia’s finest acts (Julia Stone, Sparkadia, Husky, Matt Corby) and some big international artists as well (Of Monsters And Men, Father John Misty, Ben Leftwich).
In October 2012 The Trouble With Templeton travelled to the US and played 18 shows & showcases in 21 days to enraptured, full rooms, for Filter Magazine’s “Culture Collide” Festival in LA (see Filter review below), CMJ in NY, and private showcases. They released an EP in the US in September called "I Wrote A Novel", which was #18 most added at College Radio, and had national college radio play across the US.

“Critics of the younger generation's work ethic need look no farther than Brisbane's Thomas Calder for comfort. The multi-talented 21 year old recorded this entire album from scratch using any instrument he could get his hands on, but his best asset is also his most obvious. Calder's voice, unsullied by influence or expectation, is an adaptive, curious and wonderful thing.” 4/5 STARS, THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

“Tonight’s performance is nothing short of jaw-dropping, to the point of almost stealing the limelight from the headliner (Matt Corby) altogether. Songs like ‘Please Don’t Tell Me’,‘I Wrote A Novel’ and ‘Bleeders’ absolutely kill while Calder’s presence captivates entirely." THEMUSIC.COM.AU